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Aug 13 – Aug 16, 2010

Breathless

Dir. Jean-Luc Godard France 90 min Not Rated

1960 Rialto Pictures

French with English subtitles

“BREATHLESS still feels entirely original. It still has the power to defy conventional expectations about what a movie should be while providing an utterly captivating movie-going experience… Much as it may have influenced what was to come later, there is still nothing quite like it. Even at 50, it is still cool, still new!”
–A.O. Scott, The New York Times

“I’ve seen the 50-anniversary restoration of BREATHLESS, and it’s revelatory! The images, yield up details hitherto imperceptible in the prints that were available until now.”
–Richard Brody, The New Yorker

“In this stunning new print, you can better embrace the excitement of a pretender in a fantasy land. If you miss out on this print, you are truly missing out on another life.”
–Joshua Rothkopf, Time Out New York

“It’s not hyperbole to say that Godard’s New Wave touchstone, still one of the most electrifying debuts in history, changed cinema forever.”
–New York magazine

“A thrilling reminder of how playful Godard could be… With its jazzy, staccato rhythms and endless referencing of other films and filmmakers, BREATHLESS makes alienation look like it was a lot more fun in 1960 than in the ponderous gravitas or ante-upping brutality of indie film today.” –Ella Taylor, The Village Voice

Awards

Berlin Film Festival. Best Director: Jean-Luc Godard

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